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Insider Buying: The Finbar Group Limited (ASX:FRI) Executive Chairman Just Bought AU$58k Worth Of Shares

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Even if it's not a huge purchase, we think it was good to see that John Chan, the Executive Chairman of Finbar Group Limited (ASX:FRI) recently shelled out AU$58k to buy stock, at AU$0.84 per share. That might not be a big purchase but it only increased their holding by 0.3%, and could be interpreted as a good sign.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Finbar Group

While no particular insider transaction stood out, we can still look at the overall trading.

Happily, we note that in the last year insiders paid AU$189k for 223352 shares. On the other hand they divested 72393 shares, for AU$63k. Overall, Finbar Group insiders were net buyers last year. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

ASX:FRI Recent Insider Trading, September 28th 2019

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Insider Ownership of Finbar Group

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Finbar Group insiders own about AU$46m worth of shares. That equates to 20% of the company. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

So What Do The Finbar Group Insider Transactions Indicate?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. Insiders likely see value in Finbar Group shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can access this interactive graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow for free.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

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